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Solved: Flash Drive Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by icenectar, May 1, 2010.

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    icenectar Thread Starter

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    This is a problem that just happened. This morning, when I went to plug in my flash drive to access some of my documents, it loaded then got stuck on the folder I was trying to open. I restarted the computer and now when I plug in my drive, it doesn't recognize it. My mom said it was doing the same thing to her drive yesterday. I can plug my drives into my Yamaha DVD player and it recognizes them, although most say device not supported (with the exception of my media drive), so I know my drives haven't suddenly gone bad.

    Does anyone know what could have happened? I'm running XP Service Pack 2 on an HP a1012x and all my flash drives are SanDisk with variable gigabyte sizes (ranging from 2GB to 16GB).
     
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    icenectar Thread Starter

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    Fixed it. Read an article where it suggested to turn off then unplug the power cord. Then I went in and unplugged the cables from the motherboard and plugged them back in again. I can access my flash drives again!
     
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